News Day

A couple stories caught my attention on the news today, firstly a bull has destroyed an antiques shop in Lancashire – not quite a china shop but still unfortunate.

Then there’s a story about an ambulance driver in West Yorkshire who has been charged with speeding for doing 104 mph. He was driving with blue flashing lights and was performing an emergency transport of a liver at the time.

East Anglia Ambulance service have been sent 1,050 tickets in a year by police for their drivers clocked (a lot by speed cameras outside the local hospital).

Interesting stuff for those that don’t realise that the laws concerning police, ambulances and other emergency vehicles breaking the speed limit for emergencies is fairly ambiguous, and I feel sorry for the drivers themselves (particularly in life-threatening emergencies) who are put in this sort of situation.